MahaRERA Dismisses Ghazal Singer Chitra Singh's Plea For A Rs 1.75-Cr Refund
The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has dismissed a petition filed by Chitra Singh, widow of late Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh's, and her grandson Armaan Chowdhary. The two were seeking a refund of Rs 1.75 crore from a Goregoan-based developer after they cancelled their bookings and the payment was dishonoured. According to MahaRERA, the matter did not violate any provisions of the Rera Act of 2016.
Singh and Chowdhary had in 2013 booked two 3BHKs flats in Sai Siddhi Developers' under-construction project in Goregaon, a Mumbai suburb. She moved the regulator to get back her booking amount along with interest to the tune of around Rs 1.75 crore from Sai Siddhi Developers. She made the payments in 2013 for two 3BHK flats on the 10th floor of Sai Pearl. At the time of the booking, the cost of the flats was over Rs 1 crore each.
Later, the developer informed Singh that he only had the permission to construct upto eight floors and so, could not deliver the booked apartments. Singh then cancelled her bookings in 2015 and sought refunds. After the deal was cancelled, the developer gave her a cheque in 2016, but those were dishonoured.
According to Karan Bhosale, the developer's lawyer, the regulator dismissed her plea as the scope of the petition was beyond its purview and that the petitioner was free to approach the civil courts for the cheque-bouncing case.
With inputs from Housing News